Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal

Gender

Male

Known Credits

25

Jake Gyllenhaal

Date of Birth: Dec 19, 1980

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 

 

Biography

​American actor Jake Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, CA on December 19, 1980.  Jake has been involved with acting from an early age, which is no surprise considering his family history of directors and screenwriters.  Throughout his childhood Jake worked in several films directed by his father Stephen, but was discouraged from accepting extensive roles that would impact his studies. After finishing high school Jakes breakthrough acting role was October Sky (1999), where he played an amateur rocket scientist eager to break away from his destiny of working in a coal mine.  Jakes most acclaimed performance to date was co-starring along side Heath Ledger in the popular 2005 film, Brokeback Mountain.

Known For

Filmography

Stronger

Stronger

as Jeff Bauman

2017

Okja

Okja

as Dr. Johnny Wilcox

2017

Life

Life

as John McKay

2017

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

as Tony Hastings

2016

Everest

Everest

as Scott Fischer

2016

Southpaw

Southpaw

as Billy 'The Great' Hope

2015

Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

as Louis Bloom

2014

Enemy

Enemy

as Adam Bell/ Anthony Claire

2014

Prisoners

Prisoners

as Detective Loki

2013

Love & Other Drugs

Love & Other Drugs

as Jamie Reidy

2010

Brothers

Brothers

as Tommy Cahill

2009

Rendition

Rendition

as Douglas Freeman

2007

Jarhead

Jarhead

as Anthony Swofford

2005

Proof

Proof

as Hal

2005

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

as Jack Twist

2005

Moonlight Mile

Moonlight Mile

as Joe Nast

2002

The Good Girl

The Good Girl

as Holden Worther

2002

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

as Donnie Darko

2001

Lovely & Amazing

Lovely & Amazing

as Jordan

2001

October Sky

October Sky

as Homer Hickam

1999

A Dangerous Woman

A Dangerous Woman

as Edward

1993

City Slickers

City Slickers

as Danny Robbins

1991